More and more men and women are becoming concerned with hair loss. It might be the case that as more and more hair prevention techniques emerge, more and more people are aware that they might have options for controlling their hair loss. A quick search on the Internet readily brings up a whole plethora of hair loss prevention “cure-alls.”
The question plaguing many who are suffering from hair loss is, “Why me?” It can seem so unfair that even among family members there can be a huge discrepancy in terms of relative hair growth. One brother may suffer fromtypical male pattern baldness, while the others have a full, thick head of hair. Most experts agree that the source for the discrepancy is primarily genetics and the luck (or misfortune) of the genetic gamble.
What resources does the balding man or woman have then? There are a number of different types of baldness treatments out there to choose from. These treatments range wildly in price from a few dollars a week, to several thousands of dollars over the course of a couple of years.
The biggest question you’ll have to answer before you enter into a baldness treatment program, is what is the relative degree of your baldness? Are you just starting to lose your hair, or do you already have a noticeable bald spot? Even if you have a complete lack of hair from your forehead to the crown of your head, there might still be options for you.
If you’re just starting to lose your hair, you might want to consider some of the topical hair loss solutions. These are usually in a cream form and can be applied directly to your towel-dried scalp. Topical solutions are generally fairly effective in slowing down a gradual hair loss, but it’s important to keep in mind that they won’t magically restore a full head of hair.
There is also a whole slew of medications you can take that purport to slow or even reverse hair loss. These range from standard vitamin supplements to herbal remedies to manufactured prescription-strength medications. Many of the vitamin and herbal supplements aim to restore nutrients to the scalp in order to help stimulate the growth of hair follicles.
Vitamins and herbal remedies can only go so far. Some of the prescription strength drugs take baldness treatments to a whole new level. Some are designed to effectively reverse the effects of androgenetic alopecia. Androgenetic alopecia is perhaps the most common cause of hair loss and centers around the production of a substance called DHT. Some of these prescription drugs work by preventing the production of DHT.
As a last, and perhaps the most drastic solution, you can also have hair follicles surgically implanted in your scalp. These are a vast improvement on the “hair plugs” of yesteryear. Hair follicle implants give a much more “natural” look to your head of hair, and they actually provide you with a head of real live hair, instead of what is essentially a surgically installed hairpiece.